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What Is Causing My Joint Pain?

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Joints are very important parts of the body where multiple bones are connected so as to allow for movement/range of motion. Once joint pain begins, it can cause a lot of problems. If your joint pain has started to negatively impact your life, our team at Free Body Physical Therapy is here to help you. 

What Is Causing My Pain?

Arthritis is perhaps the most commonly diagnosed cause of joint pain. Arthritis is the swelling of the joints. Arthritis can include varying symptoms, but the most common ones include the stiffening of the joints, something that typically can get worse with age. Types of arthritis include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. At physical therapy Bucktown, our highly skilled team of professionals is here to help ensure you live your life as pain free as possible. 

Common Symptoms

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Decreased range of motion

Goals

When resting for too long, stiff joints tend to get worse, not better. That is why physical therapy is the best option to deal with this. At physical therapy Bucktown, we will show you how to perform stretches and various other exercises that will help to reduce your pain. Things to focus on during your sessions at physical therapy Bucktown are:

  • Reducing pain and swelling.
  • Range of motion restoration.
  • Strengthening muscles/joints.

Long Term Joint Health

The more you move, the less joint pain you will have. Staying active is extremely important to ensuring good long and short term joint health. 

Flexibility is very important in terms of moving easier. Stretching daily or at a minimum three times, a week will be very beneficial. Light warmups beforehand are highly recommended. Something as simple as walking can be very beneficial in loosening up joints, ligaments, and tendons.

Things like fish and anything with calcium and vitamin D are great foods to help your joints. Dairy products are the best source of calcium but vegetables like broccoli and kale work great as well.

At physical therapy Bucktown we strive to ensure that you are living your best, healthiest life possible. If you’re living with joint pain, get the help you deserve today. Contact us and schedule your first session so we can help start you on your path towards recovery.